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Please, No Silly Slogans

27 December, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
Good leadership is a lot more than silly slogans, clever jingles or inspirational posters hanging on the walls. We all know how important teamwork is.  It is critical to the success of the organization — quality produced, service delivered.  But why, then, do so many companies take such an important concept and trivialize it with […] Read more»

The Risk Of Being Overly Prepared

20 April, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
In a critical game of the season, the best team — the one with the most talent and depth, the clear favorite— lost.  They were well-prepared for all possibilities but they played without inspiration. The problem?  They were overly prepared.  They had been given so much information that they lost their edge by the time […] Read more»

Great Leadership Is More Than Results

4 February, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
The definition of great leadership is more than the impressive results on a financial statement. Superior results are important.  As the former CEO of a Catholic health system once famously said, no margin, no mission. Here is the point:  great leaders understand that the results a team produces, from patient safety and satisfaction, to the […] Read more»